Studio Saxe’s ‘floating’ Atrium House is for sale in Costa Rica

Modern jungle living on the Nicoya Peninsula

Living spaces appear to float above the tree line of this tropical modernist property in Costa Rica, designed by architect Benjamin G Saxe.

Dubbed Atrium House, the 964 sqm Nicoya Peninsula dwelling is built on a hilltop between the ocean and mountains. Studio Saxe’s bioclimatic design unfurls around a vertical atrium that connects all levels and passively cools the jungle property, minimising its energy consumption alongside a water filtration system.

The top floor houses the main living space, which peeks out across the jungle canopy towards the ocean, with tree branches in touching distance of its 424 sq m of shaded terraces. Sliding glass peels back on both sides of the house’s cubic volumes, allowing airflow through the home.

Four bedrooms are tucked in the middle floor, while ground floor living spaces tumble out onto the irrigated and landscaped grounds, planted with palm trees, a barbecuing area and swimming pool.

Atrium House is for sale for $3.295m via Andaluz, fully furnished with bespoke pieces. Or try before you buy from $12,000 per month, or by request: kdoersam@icloud.com.

Three levels are connected by a glass-enclosed staircase atrium, which helps direct air flow through the home
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Surfaces in the kitchen and living areas are made with European stones, marbles and tropical woods
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Living spaces tumble onto shaded terraces which feature sliding glass doors that open to the elements
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A view of the stepped pool
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Studio Saxe’s ‘floating’ Atrium House is for sale in Costa Rica
Courtesy Studio Saxe

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